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Gov. Daugaard Proclaims Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
CONTACT: 
Emily Kiel at Emily.Kiel@state.sd.us

 

Gov. Daugaard Proclaims Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota
February 23-28, 2015


PIERRE, S.D. - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed Feb. 23-28, 2015, as Bald Eagle Awareness Week in South Dakota. Free events are scheduled across the state and interested individuals and students have a variety of opportunities to learn more about birds of prey.

 

On Feb. 26, the Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls will host an open house with a free program beginning at 6:30 p.m. CST featuring live birds of prey. This free event is presented by educators from the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota. Visit www.outdoorcampus.org or call 605.362.2777 to register.

 

On Feb. 27, students at selected schools in Pierre will get to experience presentations on birds of prey. These presentations are not open to the public.

 

On Feb. 28, the Pierre Ramkota, in conjunction with the KCCR Farm, Home and Sports Show, will host free programs featuring live birds of prey beginning at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. CST. These events are also presented by educators from the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota.

 

Also on Feb. 28, the Outdoor Campus in Rapid City will host a free raptor-themed open house.

 

Bald Eagle Awareness Week is an annual event; sponsored by conservation and outdoor recreation organizations, merchants and conservation agencies to increase public involvement and awareness about bald eagles and other birds of prey.

 

For more information, visit: http://gfp.sd.gov/outdoor-learning/bald-eagle-awareness-days/default.aspx or contact Casey Heimerl at 605.773.4345. To view the Gov. Daugaard’s executive proclamation, please click here.

 

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